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"I would say that I would like to see software developers actually use the new features, as this should encourage Castle to utilise them."

The problem is that ROL won't tell a developer how to make use of the new features unless they're a select subscriber. So non-subscribing developers can't use them. Add in the fact that Paul M proudly describes the Select API as "a moving target", and it's no wonder that people don't use the features it provides - the implication is that code you write to the specifications of the current version of select might cause the next version to crash horribly. Things that were right will suddenly become wrong, and you might have to re-write the program for every version of select. At which point you just write code that works on every machine (from 3.7 to 4.xx to Iyonix), without using the "select features", because that way you (a) get your program to the greatest number of users and (b) spend less time dealing with untraceable bug reports.

 is a RISC OS Userchrisj on 7/10/05 7:00PM
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